A: When diesel fuel is stored it is easily contaminated. Even under the best conditions it should be cleaned or replaced after 6-12 months. Under less than perfect conditions, that may be considerably less. Here are some of the common contaminants:
A: Contaminated diesel will cause system failure, and ultimately, irreparable damage to your equipment:
You may have heard of the ‘clean and bright test’ which is a visual inspection to see if fuel appears hazy or dark in colour. This is not enough. To know if your diesel fuel is contaminated it should be professionally lab tested for purity.
A: You are legally responsible for cleaning the diesel in your tanks at least once a year. If you don’t you are in direct contravention of the National and Provincial Fire Code, which could result in heavy fines and criminal liability.
A: Aside from the obvious cost of equipment failure, if you don’t clean or replace stored diesel at least once a year, there are serious legal ramifications:
A: Even when the fuel is circulated, contaminants still have the opportunity to build up as new fuel is combined with older fuel.
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